What to wear, what to eat day of NCLEX??

  1. i know this is stupid but i am nervous. can we wear long sleeves but no hoodies? no watch right? how about eating. what kind of breakfast should i eat. worried~ testing next week and i dont wanna get sick from eating to much food but i want enough food for my brain to function. (maybe a power protein bar?) any suggestions are appreciated.
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  3. by   GottaGetIn
    protein! scrambled eggs? yogurt and blueberries? Nuts like almonds!
  4. by   oguesswhat
    What about snacks during the test? I am thinking Kellog's cereal bars or something.
  5. by   2brichielpn08
    Its doesnt matter what you eat..what matters is..if your ready for the test..Hope you pass...
  6. by   FNPdude74
    Would 10mg ephedra alkaloids help?:lol_hitti
  7. by   oguesswhat
    Oh it matters what I eat majorly! I get lightheaded if I don't eat beforehand!
  8. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from MrsRNn2009
    i know this is stupid but i am nervous. can we wear long sleeves but no hoodies? no watch right? how about eating. what kind of breakfast should i eat. worried~ testing next week and i dont wanna get sick from eating to much food but i want enough food for my brain to function. (maybe a power protein bar?) any suggestions are appreciated.

    I'm not sure what attire is considered acceptable. I never heard about "no hoodies" or other clothing restrictions.

    I'm planning to dress in layers--I know it's summertime but they may have the A/C cranked up high with my luck. I'll probably have an egg sandwich and a coffee for breakfast: enough protein, carbs and fat to keep me happy for several hours. Snack will be whatever I grab...probably a cheese stick and a granola bar. If I'm lucky, I'll be out of there long before I'll want the snack, but I'm preparing for the worst
  9. by   Crumb
    I wore jeans and a regular t shirt and it was comfy enough. As far as food, I was so nervous that I decided to skip breakfast so I did not throw up eggs or something worse on someone. Once I sat down for the test though I was calm but as everyone else will tell you, I left pearsonvue thinking I failed.
  10. by   wishing2beanRN
    LEt's see..probalby don't drink coffee. I did and I think my nerves made me go to the bathroom 2x before the exam. Eat a light breakfast! Definitely bring some snacks. You never know how many questions you're going to have but prepare like you're going to have 265ques and 6 hrs. I took 2 mini breaks to use the restroom and ate mini cupcakes. The ATP in your brain and energy will definitely deplete 1-2 hrs during the test so definitely take a mini break and eat something sweet to put sugar in your brain.. I think it helped me..I survived 265 questions and almost 6 hrs..and i survived and officially passed today =) finally and RN..good luck to you!
  11. by   wishing2beanRN
    Wear something comfortable. They take your picture but I'm not sure whether or not they use that photo for you license. Wear socks..i wore flip flops bc it was 110 outside and it was freezing in the room. I drank coffee, and I probably shouldn't have. I went to the bathroom 2x before the exam! Nerves I suppose. Oh, definitely bring water and some sweet snacks. When you concentrate for so long and you start getting a headache, you'll know your brain is low in ATP and you'll need a boost of sugar. I took two breaks, I got 265 questions, and stayed they for almost 6 hours..so definitely be ready for that just in case. I'm so glad I brought snacks bc I probalby wouldn't have passed bc of hypoglycemia..hehehe..I officially passed today and am now an RN..wohoo..good luck!
  12. by   beautsbelle
    I took mine yesterday. I wore capri sweat pants and a tee-shirt with a sweater that was a cardigan. When I was putting my things in my locker, the gentleman told me to remove my bracelet which shocked me. Then he asked if I would be leaving my sweater on throughout the test. I said that I was not sure, and he told me that if I take it off, I have to raise my hand and have someone come and take me to my locker and put it away. He said you can't leave it on the chair or on your lap. I thought that was strange, but I guess there are those out there that might try to sneak something in to the test wtih them and then pull it out? I am not sure. So I opted to remove the sweater before going in.

    I do have to say, I was really upset before getting there, as traffic was NOT on my side, and instead of being there 30 minutes before testing, I was there 10 minutes before. This worked to my advantge, however, as they put me in a private room. Everyone else was in one room together in little cubbies. I got the whole room to myself, no noise, it was awesome. Hope it helped! I am on pins and needles to see my results!

    I skipped breakfast, and only had my coffee. I have it ever day, so it is not like it made me jumpy or anything. But had I eaten, I would have been scared that I would have either needed to use the rest room or vomit.... so I opted not to have anything. I was only in there an hour, so snacks were not an issue either.
  13. by   anne_in_maryland
    I wore shorts, T shirt and flip flops. The room was not that cold. I ate a PBJ right before going in and didn't take anything in with me except my ATT and my ID. It was fine.
  14. by   MrsRNn2009
    wow. Thanks everyone. i really appreciate it. i will surely bring snacks and keep u posted next week. thanks

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